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UN in talks to send relief workers back to Somalia

The United Nations is poised to send aid workers back to Somalia after a lightning-fast war, but first needs assurances they can work safely and reach those in need, a senior U.N. official said on Friday. The world body withdrew all but two international relief workers from the country last month after Ethiopian and interim government forces launched a military campaign to drive out Islamists who had asserted control over much of the country. But with most of the fighting over, U.N. officials are now in talks with the interim government in hopes of arranging their return as early as next week, acting Emergency Relief Coordinator Margareta Wahlstrom said. Full Story

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